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Old 09-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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So I received a brainstorm kit without any adjustable arms awhile ago. The vendor (integrated performance) was super shady, so I decided I should attempt to create a DIY low profile kit. This is how you re-create the "low profile" height arms portion of it. I would think if you used a set of OEM buckets, you could easily re-create the buckets by simply cutting them in half and using aluminum to sink some projectors. If anyone has a set of OEM buckets laying around, I'd really like to try. Anyway here's the pics/measurements (measured both from center of pivot hole):

OEM arm vs brainstorm arm (found this pic on the web). I used this because it was perfectly on scale and helped me get an idea of the length I needed:








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Random shots I took last night:







**edit: webshots sucks.. moving to tinypic.**

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so did you ever get your **** welded? that set on the left looks like what I told you to do instead. heh.
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are those the aerocatch hood latch thingys? Ive loved those since I first saw them but I have nothing decent under the hood...
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so did you ever get your **** welded? that set on the left looks like what I told you to do instead. heh.
Yes, I ended up getting them welded. The set on the left are the "brainstorm" arms, which became pricey for their "royalties" and they wanted some absurd amount for the ball joint.

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are those the aerocatch hood latch thingys? Ive loved those since I first saw them but I have nothing decent under the hood...
Yes they are..they are great.

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Nice job man. I've wanted a set of low pros forever but I'm too cheap to pay $450 for them. I'll see if I can follow your lead.

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Yes, I ended up getting them welded. The set on the left are the "brainstorm" arms, which became pricey for their "royalties" and they wanted some absurd amount for the ball joint.



Yes they are..they are great.
oh the other option beyond JB weld is to drill two small holes and thru-bolt the parts in the offset shape. a couple of T-nuts (a la skateboard) or something might work real well. or drill and tap half and countersink the other. cheap as free.
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